Hozhoni Days

The 39th Annual Hozhoni Days, a celebration of American Indian culture, took place March 28- 30 at Fort Lewis College. Hozhoni Days is sponsored by the Southern Ute Tribe and Wanbli Ota, a student-run, nonprofit organization that promotes cultural diversity on the FLC campus and in surrounding communities. FLC’s longest-running tradition, Hozhoni Days include a lecture series, the Miss Hozhoni Pageant, a basketball tournament, a 5K run and the Hozhoni Days Pow-Wow.

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Talking Spirit, a family of drummers from Shiprock, takes a turn beating the drum at Friday’s pow-wow.

Austin Box rolls up an American flag following a Hozhoni Days prayer ceremony Friday.

Nathan Bennett, left, and Kimo Nelson, both of Shiprock, beat on a drum.

A dancer displays his Marine sergeant insignia on his costume.

A dancer bows her head in prayer at the Hozhoni Days Pow-Wow.

Bud Grant, left, of Bloomfield, and Bradley Keeswood, of Shiprock, get warmed up Friday evening in the Fort Lewis College Fieldhouse.

Austin Box, left, and Whit Baker hold flags during a prayer.  Both men are veterans and members of the Southern Ute Tribe.

Dancers await their turn at the 39th Annual Hozhoni Days Pow-Wow on Friday.





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